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Dictionary definition for: Rent

1. (n) a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property

2. (v) let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"

3. (n) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants" "she had snags in her stockings"

4. (v) grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"

5. (n) the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

6. (v) engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street" "Let''s rent a car" "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

7. (n) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

8. (v) hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

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